Product Key Help


G

Guest

Hello. I really need help, so please, don't hesitate to leave a reply.

When I got my computer it came with Windows Vista installed. 2 days ago I
got on and it was fine. However, today it isn't.

It's telling me that I have to re-enter the product key on the box, of which
I do not have as it came with the computer. How do I get the product key even
though I have no box for it?
 
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C

Carey Frisch [MVP]

The 25-character Product Key should be affixed to your
computer.

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User

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Hello. I really need help, so please, don't hesitate to leave a reply.

When I got my computer it came with Windows Vista installed. 2 days ago I
got on and it was fine. However, today it isn't.

It's telling me that I have to re-enter the product key on the box, of which
I do not have as it came with the computer. How do I get the product key even
though I have no box for it?
 
M

Michael Walraven

If it came preinstalled, the key is on a sticker attached to the computer.
It is 5 groups of 5 characters each.

Michael
 
G

Guest

Hi! I am having the same problem. I do not have a sticker on my computer with
product key number. Where else can I get from?

Please let me know!!!

Bobbie
 
B

Bruce Chambers

Bobbie said:
Hi! I am having the same problem. I do not have a sticker on my computer with
product key number. Where else can I get from?

The Windows 25-character Product Key (required to perform the
installation) is not on the installation CD in any way, shape, or form.
It is stored on the CD packaging on a bright orange sticker that says
"Do not lose this number." If it was an OEM (factory installed)
license, it's stored on a label that the PC manufacturer affixed to the
exterior of the PC case, or on the bottom of a laptop.

To recover a lost Product Key:

If it was a retail license and you have proof of purchase:

How to Replace Lost, Broken, or Missing Microsoft Software or Hardware
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;326246

If it was an OEM license, you should contact the computer's
manufacturer; although very few manufacturers/vendors keep records of
the Product Keys they've sold, it's worth a try before you have to buy a
new license.


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Bruce Chambers

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Jupiter Jones [MVP]

Bobbie;
The seller of the computer
Or
On the packaging with the Windows Vista media.
If you do not have the original key, it is probable your copy of
Windows Vista is not legitimate.
 
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